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S-E Asian nations torch drugs worth RM4.3bil

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Yangon: Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly US$1bil (RM4.3bil) worth of seized narco­tics, in a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.Strong message: Myanmar police walking past the site where seized drugs were burnt to commemorate World Anti-Drugs Day on the outskirts of Yangon. — AFP

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Villagers begin to mourn dead

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

XINMO: Villagers visited what used to be their relatives’ homes to mourn loved ones lost when a landslide swept down a mountain, with little hope of finding anyone alive after more than 48 hours of fruitless searching.Offerings for victims: Family members burning paper money and incense as well as making offerings to the dead at the site of a landslide near the village of Xinmo, Mao county. — Reuters

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Abducted priest seen alive

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Marawi: A Roman Catholic priest abducted by militants who seized parts of a southern Philippine city has been seen alive, the military said, as troops pressed on with their offensive.

Robredo visits refugees as Duterte remains absent

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

BALO-I (Philippines): The vice-president of the Philippines expressed hope for a swift end to an urban siege by rebels, and offered support to displaced civilians during a visit normally conducted by a president not seen in public for six days.

Court jails Aussies in Crown Resorts trial

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SHANGHAI: A Chinese court handed short jail terms to three Australian employees of Crown Resorts Ltd in a quick-fire trial following a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos.

Beijing launches two new bullet trains

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Beijing: China put two new bullet train models into operation on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway.

Obama visits museum, rice terraces and goes white water rafting in Bali

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:20:19 +08:00

BALI: Former United States president Barack Obama and his family have visited several tourist attractions during their holiday here so far, including the Agung Rai Museum of Art, the Jatiluwih rice terraces and Ayung River.Obama (second left), his wife Michelle (third left) along with his daughters Sasha (centre) and Malia (second right) go rafting while on holiday in Bali. - Reuters

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Depp may face perjury charges in Australia over 'dog gate'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:37:59 +08:00

Sydney (AFP) - Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the deputy prime minister threatened Tuesday to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier".The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star and his then-wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's strict quarantine laws when they failed to declare her pet dogs Pistol and Boo on arrival in the country on a private jet in 2015.

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Mongolia headed towards first presidential runoff

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:13:00 +08:00

Ulan Bator (AFP) - Mongolia appeared headed Tuesday for its first ever presidential election runoff, but polling officials delayed an expected announcement, adding drama after a campaign fraught with corruption scandals.A woman in traditional dress casts her ballot at a polling station during the Mongolian presidential election in Ulan Bator

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Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:04:11 +08:00

Hong Kong (AFP) - When Xi Jinping lands in Hong Kong on Thursday for the first time since becoming China's president, he will step into a deeply divided city uncertain of its future.Pro-democracy campaigners fear Hong Kong's freedoms are being lost to Beijing.

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